Our Nation is founded on a fundamental belief in God, and the first and most important reason for the existence of our government is to protect the God-given rights of all citizens... Indeed, over the doorways to the very Chamber of the White House, inscribed in the marble are the words “In God We Trust.” Those words amount to more than a carving in stone, our country will never be able to defend itself. And being the God He is, I believe He will never force us into his love, turning us over to what is right in our own eyes. How can we expect God to give us His blessing and His protection if we demand He leave us alone? Jeremiah 29:11-13, Daniel 2:21-22, John 8:31-32, 2 Corinthians 3:17-18. #Declaration #OneNationUnderGod #InGodWeTrust #LandOfTheFree
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"Lady freedom sits facing east so that the sun never sets on freedom."
April 30, 1789 There exists in the economy and course of nature, an indissoluble union between virtue and happiness; between duty and advantage; between the genuine maxims of an honest and magnanimous policy, and the solid rewards of public prosperity and felicity; since we ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained. George Washington
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be. Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time.
The Washington Monument is an obelisk on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., built to commemorate George Washington, once commander-in-chief of the Continental Army and the first American president. Located almost due east of the Reflecting Pool and the Lincoln Memorial, the monument, made of marble, granite, and bluestone gneiss, is both the world's tallest stone structure and the world's tallest obelisk, standing 554 feet 7 inches, according to National Park Service. In 1975, Construction of the monument began in 1848 and finished 1885.
On the very walls that surround Abraham Lincoln are his own words that read; "Less fundamental and astounding * both read the same bible and pray to the same God and each involves his aid against the other in wringing their bread from the sweat of other men's face but let us judge not that we not be judged * the prayers of both could not be answered - that of neither has been answered fully * The Almighty has his own purposes." "Woe unto the world because of offense for it must need be that offense comes but Woe to the man by whom the offense cometh." For me this rings true today.
Jefferson understood the freedom of the right to worship in liberty. The constitutional separation of church and state was to protect that right. "I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between Church & State." Thomas Jefferson
Spirit of Mount Vernon on the river of The Potomac River.
George Washington Estate
A pathway many have walked from the past, to today and time to come to the manorial and home of George Washington.
Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God.
The home of many slaves and now a place of great respect and honor for those who suffered and paid the price of freedom.
Freedom does not give us the right to do what we want, freedom is to do what is right. - Abraham Lincoln * Our Declaration * We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. “He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding; he reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with him.” Daniel 2:21-22.